“Set Yourself Free” and enjoy the ride for FREE on Mountain Transit from April 21-27th.

Mountain Transit, Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA), Needles Area Transit (NAT) and Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will be offering free bus rides the week of Earth Day, April 22nd.

The free rides will begin on April 21st and will run through April 27th. The campaign is geared to offer travelers the chance to try transit for free. The campaign is sponsored by SBCTA with grant funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP). By allowing riders unlimited rides for seven days, the campaign will help people get in the habit of using transit at least on an occasional basis.


“Set Yourself Free” and enjoy the ride for free from April 21-27th.

Mountain Transit to introduce Vehicle advertising

Why Choose Bus Advertising?

Bus ads help support public transit, a vital community service and a responsible way to help the environment.
Your ad on a bus tells people that you are supporting the needs and interests of your community.

Why is bus advertising effective?

It drives your advertising dollars further!With unbeatable value and tremendous impact,bus advertising Is a smart choice to complement almost any marketing program. Your message can reach more people, for a longer period of time— and at a lower cost — than other forms of media.

Bus ads find audiences and they can’t be turned off or impulsively thrown in the trash.

Bus ads reach a wide audience.

Who looks at bus ads? You do! And so do thousands of other people, every day. Buses display your message as they travel past all demographic groups over a wide geographic area.

Who, specifically, is looking? Primarily, it’s area residents and commuters. Pedestrian traffic, bicyclists, and bus riders are also exposed to your message regularly.

Tourists and area visitors are a considerable secondary audience. Summer and fall are excellent times to widen the reach of your message, as the mountain is flooded with pedestrians and drivers who are especially receptive to advertising messages promoting local products, services, and destinations.

Bus ads repeat your message, over and over.

Repetition is a key factor in any successful advertising program. Bus ads build exceptional recall because they’re seen by drivers and pedestrians who are actively looking at their surroundings every day. Your message is enhanced by its marketing “vehicle”.

To get started, call Jordan Zarate at 909-963-7416 or email jzarate@mountaintransit.org.

Download Bus advertising media kit and Mountain Transit advertiser agreement

 

Fixed Route Window Pricing

1 to 3 months
per vehicle per month
4 to 6 months
per vehicle per month
7 to 9 months
per vehicle per month
10 to 12months
per vehicle per month
$525.00$515.00$510.00$500.00
Approximate window size: 54"w x 18"h - Window sizes vary by vehicle.

Please note: Pricing is per month, per window based on a minimum three month contract. The number of additional vehicles available per advertiser is limited and based on availability.

Trolley Window Pricing

1 to 3 months
per vehicle per month
4 to 6 months
per vehicle per month
7 to 9 months
per vehicle per month
10 to 12months
per vehicle per month
$325.00$315.00$310.00$300.00
Approximate window size: 20"w x 32"h - Window sizes vary by vehicle.

Please note: Pricing is per month, per window based on a minimum three month contract. The number of additional vehicles available per advertiser is limited and based on availability.

Ask us about pricing for back of Bus Wrap Advertising! Our team will work with you to design a wrap with impact and customize a quote.

*All Wraps require a minimum six month commitment. Call us today to get started! 909-963-7416

Print Production is not included in the cost of advertising. Production of window graphics is an additional cost of approximately $5.00 per square foot. Window sizes vary depending on Vehicle.

Mountain Transit is happy to design your ad and assist with facilitation of production for an additional fee of $95.00.

Advertiser must agree and comply with the following:

  • To comply with Mountain Transit’s policy for advertising on Mountain Transit’s vehicles.
  • Provide artwork and design of advertising in electronic format to Mountain Transit prior to the production of media.
  • Pay 50% of total cost of advertising package and 100% of the cost of printing and installation at the time the artwork is submitted prior to printing and installation of the sign.
  • Pay remaining 50% of total cost halfway through the agreement.

Big Bear Mountain Resort is open and Mountain Transit can take you there FREE!

 

Show your Season Pass, IKON Pass, Employee ID or Day Pass on all Mountain Transit’s Big Bear Fixed Routes, including the Weekend Trolley and Off the Mountain Routes FREE!  Routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 are all FREE for pass holders and employees thanks to Big Bear Mountain Resorts!

 

 

Mountain Transit Announces One Day Community Food Drive Tuesday December 4, 2018

Drive away hunger on the mountain by participating in the Mountain Transit’s One Day Food Drive Challenge!

Join us to help stop hunger in our Mountain Community during our One day “Fill The Trolley” Challenge! Your non-perishable food donation will help local families in need this winter and can earn you a round trip bus pass!

Fill The Trolley, Feed a Neighbor

ONE DAY ONLY

Tuesday, December 4
11a.m -7p.m.

Mountain Transit will collect donations for one day on Tuesday, December 4. Stop by and help Fill the Trolley by making a donation and receive one round trip pass from Mountain Transit for use on any of our fixed routes. Or if you would prefer you can choose to donate the bus pass and we will distribute those to Mountain service agencies to assist with their outreach efforts throughout the year.

RIM Trolley  will be located at:

Goodwin & Sons Market

24089 Lake Gregory Dr,

Crestline-Lake Gregory

Big Bear Trolley will be located at:

The Copper Q

645 Pine Knot Ave,

Big Bear Lake

 Suggested critically-needed items for donation to the Local Food Banks and Homeless Outreach:

·        Canned Tuna or Chicken (in water)

·        Canned soups (low sodium, low fat)

·        Dry or canned beans (low sodium) 

·        Canned fruit (packed in its own juice, no added sugar)

·        Cereal (low sugar, whole grain or bran) 

·        Canned Vegetables 

·        Dried Fruit

·        Rice (brown or wild) and Pasta (whole grain) 

·        Dried Fruits

·        Nuts and seeds (unsalted almonds, flax) 

·        Powdered milk (low or non-fat)

·        Peanut butter (no sugar added) 

·        Infant Formula 

·        Socks

·        Feminine Hygiene products

·        Diapers for children or adults

(Sorry, the Food Bank cannot accept any glass containers or homemade foods.)

 

RIM Trolley  will be located at:

Goodwin & Sons Market

24089 Lake Gregory Dr,

Crestline-Lake Gregory

 

Big Bear Trolley will be located at:

The Copper Q

645 Pine Knot Ave,

Big Bear Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN TRANSIT SEEKING MEMBER-AT-LARGE BOARD POSITION

The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (Mountain Transit) provides public transportation for the local mountain communities. Mountain Transit’s Board of Directors is comprised of two City Council Members from the City of Big Bear Lake, two County Supervisors representing Districts 2 and 3 or their designee, and one Member-at-Large representing the local mountain communities. Mountain Transit’s Board of Directors invites mountain residents interested in serving on the Board as the Member-at-Large to submit a letter of consideration containing pertinent qualifications and reason for desire to serve. Letters should be submitted to the Secretary of the Board, P.O. Box 1501, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 by September 7, 2018. The Member-at-Large serves a two-year term. Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and alternate between Big Bear Lake, Crestline, and Skyforest. Candidates will be interviewed at the Board Meeting to be held September 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., at the Sky Park at Santa’s Village, 28950 California 18, Skyforest, CA.

Updated 08/24/18

Free Ride Promotion Ends June 24th

We know you’ve enjoyed the past month of 5 free trips. Let’s be honest, some of our most loyal riders have probably enjoyed even more than 5.

And that’s great! We’re glad our community was able to take advantage of our offer and we look forward to more ways to continue serving the mountains we love!

While the current program ENDS SUNDAY JUNE 24th, we do have another exciting opportunity coming in July.

TRANSIT TUESDAYS

For more information check out the picture above or give us a call.

New Seat Belt Law Effective July 1st

What: Passengers of Mountain Transit must use seat belts while riding buses equipped with seat belts.

Drivers will inform passengers of the new law.

Passengers who fail to use seat belt may incur a fine equal to $20 for the first infraction and $50 for any additional infractions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mountain Transit and we will do our best to explain the change.

***Law effective from July 1, 2018***